What could the military learn from civil teaching and training?
Teacher training includes education processes, systems, human behaviours and methods of engagement with students. That profession has been doing it for a while but which, if any, of those skills and what parts of that knowledge could be transferred to military training that might optimise training – even if just a little bit? Peter talks to Kate Heaton, an experienced teacher and HR professional in Higher and Further Education in the UK. Kate also has worked with the UK military which makes her identification of what can be transferred so accessible. The secret, revealed over this episode, is less about process and more about how we treat and value our own teachers and instructors. On the way to this conclusion, there are some surprising similarities but also some key differences. Genuinely interesting comparisons.